Competition: US & Canada
Keith Miller is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn. His most recent feature, Five Star, premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival where it won Best Editing for a Narrative Feature. It had its international premiere at the Venice Biennale and went on to play numerous festivals including Thessaloniki, Cairo, Rio De Janeiro, Seattle, New Orleans and many more. It will be distributed in North America by Xlrator Media and internationally by AMC/Sundance International. It will be in theaters in NY and LA Summer 2015.
His first feature film, Welcome to Pine Hill, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance Film Festival 2012, the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Grand Jury Prize for New American Cinema at the Seattle International Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize for Performance at the Sarasota Film Festival and an Honorable Mention at the Nashville Film Festival. In North America it is distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories [Netflix, iTunes, Amazon] and internationally by AMC/Sundance International.
Keith was recently named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow for his long-term Whitman Project, inspired by Five Star. As part of the development and production of Five Star, he was awarded a Jerome Film and Video grant and a Rooftop Production grant.
He is currently working as one of the producers on Lily Henderson’s (Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Faces to Watch) project, About a Mountain with Elisabeth Holm (Obvious Child, Welcome to Pine Hill) and Joey Carey (Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Pariah), which received a CINEREACH grant for development.
He is a part-time professor at NYU’s Gallatin School and the curator of the Gallatin Galleries.
Profile photograph by Anna Robertson.